Montavilla Farmers Market Guidelines & Info | Tips for a Safe Shopping Experience

Montavilla Farmers Market Guidelines
December–April: 2nd and 4th Sunday
May–November 21: Every Sunday
10am – 2 pm
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Montavilla Farmers Market
7700 block of SE Stark Street, Portland

The State of Oregon considers farmers markets essential grocery providers. As such, we plan to remain open to serve our community —  every Sunday, May through October — unless otherwise directed by officials. But it will not be business as usual! Here is a guide to shopping at MFM during the time of COVID-19:

  • No green credit/debit market tokens will be sold. (You may use ones left over from past markets.) Most vendors accept credit/debit cards. Simplicity Gardens / Denison Farm (in same stall) and Henry Higgins Boiled Bagels will only be taking cash or checks. Please come prepared, as there will not be an ATM on site.
  • SNAP/EBT tokens will be available at the Info Booth.  We proudly accept SNAP, and offer Double Up Food Bucks (a dollar-for-dollar SNAP match up to $10) to get even more fresh food to those members of our community who need it most.
  • Send only 1 household member to shop, if possible.
  • Shop efficiently. Bring a list, do not chat with vendors, shop and go home.
  • Don’t touch. Point, and let vendors serve you.
  • No dogs — only service animals allowed.
  • No eating. All hot or prepared food or drinks must be taken to go.
  • There will be one entrance and one exit.  These will be on Stark Street. To enter the market, please line up to the west.
  • Stand 6 feet away from others at all times.
  • Wear a face mask or covering. Our vendors will wear masks to protect you — please wear a mask to protect them too. (Individuals with medical conditions aggravated by face covering are exempt.) If lack of a face covering  prevents you from coming to the market, please contact me (email below).
  • 10-10:30 AM is reserved for immunocompromised shoppers.

Farmers markets are an integral part of the local food system and the local economy, and we all need to eat! We will be working hard to follow strict safety protocols; we ask our dear shoppers to do the same. Let’s work together to protect our wonderful Montavilla community!

We thank you for your support in creating a safe and healthy environment for our 2021 season!



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